In the never ending speculation of who’s going where when the NFL lockout is lifted, there’s been a lot of talk about Albert Haynesworth and Jason Babin ending up in Philadelphia. But the Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting they are ‘long shots,’ according to Gregg Rosenthal at profootballtalk.com.
Jason Babin, played for the Eagles’ new defensive coordinator Jim Washburn when he was with the Tennessee Titans last year. But he would come with a bigger price tag, and he’s 31 years old, which is an age where the Eagles start cutting players, not signing them.
However, the Eagles’ defense has holes that need to be filled, and Babin a 6’4″ 265 lb Pro Bowl linebacker, had an impressive 12.5 sacks last season.
Albert Haynesworth would come with a smaller price tag. He also played for Jim Washburn in Tennessee, and although his time with the Redskins went from the sublime to the ridiculous, he was a huge asset to his team when he played for the Titans.
Haynesworth, a 6’6″ 320lb defensive tackle, was a two-time Pro Bowler in 2008 and 2009, and recorded 14.5 sacks collectively during those seasons.
The Eagles’ upper management has been talking about making big moves when the lockout ends. We’ll have to wait and see if they include Babin and Haynesworth.